RN- Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager for Community Care

Location
Detroit, MI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
Jun 16, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Assistant Nurse Manager will
-assist as needed in the provision of coverage for pre-certifications, bed control and NUMI documentation for all specialty services in Behavioral Health, Medicine, Surgery and Critical Care.
-demonstrates technical and operational knowledge and is able to apply these skills in the fee basis setting for 1St level approval of Non-VA care coordination applying Inter-Qual Criteria for Outpatient procedures consults
-operate a variety of software and web-based packages to collect data, to prepare reports monthly for the UM Committee and quarterly for the Leadership team.
-work effectively with all levels of staff for identifying, addressing and reporting barriers that impede patient care flow through-out the facility and taking action to promote efficiency
-consults with patients/families, when necessary, serving as a patient advocate, sets the standard for professionalism, maintains a high level of performance and advocacy.
-functions as leave granting official, monitoring time and attendance of assigned staff, advises staff of performance requirements and coaches those not meeting standards.
Analyzes and promote performance improvement activities utilizing lean principles, define/maintain current policies, procedures, and bulletins specific to the nursing areas within Business Practice.
-assist with orientation and training of nursing staff, evaluates and documents staff performance, and keeps staff informed of management goals, objectives of work procedures, completes annual proficiency reports, and changes in policies or procedures.
-strive to maintain clinical competencies through continuous study, in-services and participation in obtaining continuing education units.
-have direct day-to-day responsibility for nursing operations within the Business Practice Service over the Utilization Management Nurses, Bed Control, Non-VA Care Coordination Nurses, and the Travel Veteran Coordinator.
-manage the UM program, NVCC performance measure attainment, plan and expand the Nurse Navigator role, and recommend actions / procedures
-complete assignment of work, leave approval, providing coverage in UM and NVCC when necessary, developing subordinate performance standards, competencies, and employee ratings.
-planning and designing specific projects that will assist in achieving the Medical Center objectives and implement lean practices through system redesign initiatives.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Preferred Experience: Background knowledge of the Community Care Program

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Position does not require heavy lifting (45 pounds and under), heavy carrying (45 pounds and under), no straight pulling (4 hours), and no pushing (4 hours). This position requires use of fingers and both hands, walking and standing 4-8 hours, no repeated bending 4 hours, both legs are required, ability for some mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye, depth perception, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hear (aide permitted). No transferring patients and objects required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and will be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient and departmental needs.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • SF-50

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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